A large South Wales multi-disciplined contractor has teamed up with one of Wales’ longest established IT companies, as part of a collaboration which would ensure that performance, availability, storage and security are delivered against key project objectives, safeguarding the company infrastructure for the future.
Following an in-depth audit, CSG Computer Services proposed the installation of two Gen10 HPE DL360 servers, each with 2x 10 core CPU (40 core HT), 128GB RAM, redundant OS-only HDDs and redundant PSUs. Both hosts would run the latest version of Windows Server Hyper-V to provide the redundancy, fail over and balancing of the virtual machines between the physical servers. The storage array in place would allow for peak disk I/O performance as well as redundancy in case of drive failure. This would give E.G. Lewis Group an upgrade in performance and redundancy, as well as bring server software up-to-date by running on Windows Server 2019.
Moving away from a locally stored server environment was key to the project. The collaboration removed the onsite responsibility of managing hardware and backup solutions, and data centre co-location boasts massive credentials, giving E.G Lewis Group the flexibility to scale the IT environment at will whilst maintaining cutting-edge security and backup.
Dameon Merilaht, Account Manager at CSG Computer Services, said:
“CSG began working with E.G. Lewis Group earlier this year and were tasked with building a secure, remote IT solution that would cater for the needs of the business and drill down into security and backup & disaster recovery. Following an audit of the existing IT environment by one of CSG’s Solutions Architects, a solution was proposed that would see all core infrastructure being held within the CSG Data Centre, with leading Sophos Intercept X ransomware protection and Datto BUDR. This would allow for an immediate recovery in the event of a hardware/site failure.
“To complement this, CSG’s IT Managed Service will provide on-going proactive maintenance/support to ensure the network and relationship are well maintained moving forward.”
Rhys Perry, General Manager of E.G. Lewis Group, added:
“The new systems we’re setting up with CSG will help support continued growth of the business, future-proofing our operations while allowing a robust continuity plan. We’re happy to be working with CSG to deliver this project”.